Most blogged artists: Swedish pop duo Air France releases new track

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Swedish pop duo Air France debuts in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart with the release of a new track called "It Feels Good To Be Around You." Another new face in the top ten on August 8 is musician and visual artist Tycho, the moniker of San Francisco's Scott Hansen.

Hailing from Gothenburg, Joel Karlsson and Henrik Marksted of Air France announced work on their debut LP and follow-up to 2009's EP No Way Down last year, but details on its official release date have yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, bloggers are swapping the band's latest song, which features "some tropical percussion, call-and-response vocals, and the production skills of Star Slinger," writes blogger Old Waver.

Electronic artist Tycho just shared the first track, "Hours," from his upcoming LP, Dive, set to drop internationally November 14/15. The new track "features a cascade of delightfully lazy, modulated melody and halcyon textures that have come to define Scott Hansen's aural 'project,'" writes blogger Tree Swingers.

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on August 8 at 10:45 GMT:

Jens Lekman (+3)
Neon Indian (-1)
Four Tet (no change)
Air France (new)
Das Racist (+3)
Flight Facilities (-1)
Tycho (new)
Chromeo (reentry)
Jj (reentry)
Gauntlet Hair (-8)

Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.

Listen to Tycho's new track, "Hours":